The former Mohegan Sun Pocono casino in Plains Twp. has a new name: Mohegan Pennsylvania, developer and manager Mohegan announced recently.

Ray Pineault, CEO of Mohegan, said they recently “refreshed” their corporate name from Mohegan Gaming & Entertainment to Mohegan.

“Many of our partners, stakeholders and valued guests commonly refer to our brand as ‘Mohegan,’ so the new title is a strategic decision that truly encapsulates our capabilities and values,” Pineault said in a news release.

“To also create synergy across the Mohegan portfolio, especially as we continue to grow in-line with the Mohegan Tribe’s vision, destinations like Mohegan Pennsylvania have also rolled out a rebrand.”

The newly named Mohegan Pennsylvania was the first destination to bring gaming to Pennsylvania in 2006.

The name change follows the rollout of “Project Starlight,” which will soon include the completion of a $10 million renovation to Mohegan Pennsylvania’s 238-room hotel.

Other property enhancements as part of Project Starlight include The Hive Taphouse, which is a new bar and live music venue.

The Hive Taphouse also is home to Topgolf Swing Suites where guests can play virtual golf on well-known PGA courses and try their hand at other activities like the Quarterback Challenge.

A new seasonal outdoor terrace bar called Embers Terrace also opened last summer and quickly became a hot spot for enjoying live music, relaxing by fire pits, playing lawn games and sipping wine.

“There is so much to be excited about as we approach the new year and that excitement stems from our dedicated team and leadership,” said Anthony Carlucci, president and general manager of Mohegan Pennsylvania.

“With a new name, revamped hotel, new attractions and the continued unrivaled guest service that has exemplified our brand and all Mohegan properties, we’re thrilled about the next phase of Mohegan Pennsylvania.”

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